History Characters / ThePenguinsOfMadagascar

23rd Sep '17 12:12:33 PM nombretomado
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* UsefulNotes/AustralianAccent: Strangely averted.



* UsefulNotes/AustralianAccent: He shares a voice actor with British-accented Private.



* KangaroosRepresentAustralia: He speaks with an AustralianAccent.

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* KangaroosRepresentAustralia: He speaks with an AustralianAccent.UsefulNotes/AustralianAccent.
23rd Aug '17 8:59:56 PM Snowy66
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* ElectronicEyes: Has a cybernetic eye that [[EyeBeams fires lasers]].



* KnightOfCerberus

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* KnightOfCerberusKnightOfCerebus: As goofy and comicbook supervillain-y as he appears, things become a whole lot more DarkerAndEdgier whenever he shows up with the stakes getting higher.



* TailfinWalking: He stands on his tail-fins on an electric scooter.

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* ShoutOut: His name and status as a MadScientist ArchNemesis seems to be a nod to [[Franchise/JamesBond Dr. Blofeld]].
* TailfinWalking: He stands on his tail-fins on an electric scooter.a segway.



* VillainSong: Get's a few in "Doctor Blowhole Strikes Back" (ItMakesSenseInContext). It's actually a ''plot point'' that he gets the best songs. Most noteable being "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b67O9qr8NXA&feature=related Brand New Plan]]", which is a pretty straight up VillainSong. Helps he's voiced by Creator/NeilPatrickHarris.

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* VillainSong: Get's a few in "Doctor Blowhole Strikes Back" (ItMakesSenseInContext). It's actually a ''plot point'' that he gets the best songs. Most noteable notable being "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b67O9qr8NXA&feature=related Brand New Plan]]", which is a pretty straight up VillainSong. Helps he's voiced by Creator/NeilPatrickHarris.



* XanatosSpeedChess: He normally has a plan to begin with, but is far from incapable of improvising on the fly. Refrenced in "[[VillainSong Brand New Plan]]", where he points out that, despite things having not gone as he planned, it'll work out perfectly for him and makes up a new plan on the fly.

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* XanatosSpeedChess: He normally has a plan to begin with, but is far from incapable more than capable of improvising on the fly. Refrenced Referenced in "[[VillainSong Brand New Plan]]", where he points out that, despite things having not gone as he planned, it'll work out perfectly for him and makes up a new plan on the fly.
21st Aug '17 2:51:43 PM Tambry161
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* BruiserWithASoftCenter: He might try to hide it behind a tough leader facade, but he loves his teammates to no end.



* TheComicallySerious: He takes even his weirdest delusions extremely seriously.



* {{Determinator}}: Skipper doesn't know the meaning of the word "surrender". When he puts his mind to something, nothing can stop him.



* CoolBigBro: This part of him doesn't appear often, but while Skipper acts more like a father figure to Private, Kowalski acts more like an older brother. Private is implied to [[BigBrotherWorship look up to him]], when he does something especially jerkish, Private is especially disappointed in him, he tends to [[CoverInnocentEyesAndEars cover Private's eyes and ears the most when something weird happens]], he is typically very calm and polite around Private ( even if he does tend to be get into InsufferableGenius mode around him as well ) and the two generally seem to get along pretty well in their off time.

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* TheComicallySerious: Acts all serious and intelligent, but it doesn't take much for this facade to fail.
* CoolBigBro: This part of him doesn't appear often, but while Skipper acts more like a father figure to Private, Kowalski acts more like an older brother. Private is implied to [[BigBrotherWorship look up to him]], when he does something especially jerkish, Private is especially disappointed in him, [[BigBrotherInstinct he tends tends]] to [[CoverInnocentEyesAndEars cover Private's eyes and ears the most when something weird happens]], he is typically very calm and polite around Private ( even if he does tend to be get into InsufferableGenius mode around him as well ) and the two generally seem to get along pretty well in their off time.


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* BigBrotherInstinct: He actually gets along with Mort better than with Julien and there are times where he seems to feel sorry for him.


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* StraightMan: To King Julien and Mort.
20th Aug '17 9:40:04 AM Tambry161
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* RudeHeroNiceSidekick: Skipper and Private in a nutshell.
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: Skipper ( a tough leader who slaps his teammates if they do something wrong ) and Rico ( TheBigGuy who loves explosions ) are manly to Kowalski's ( an {{Adorkable}} scientist who is open about his feelings for Doris ) and Private's ( a naive NiceGuy who looks on the bright side of things ) sensitive.
19th Aug '17 4:06:39 PM Tambry161
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* SpeechImpediment: A pretty interesting example - Rico is only semi-verbal ( he can talk, but it's usually just really short words and phrases ) and when he talks, it's kind of muffled and raspy.
19th Aug '17 12:16:06 PM Tambry161
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* BunnyEarsLawyer: As goofy and silly as they are, they do always end up getting their job done.



* FourTemperamentEnsemble: Skipper ( choleric/melancholic ), Kowalski ( melancholic/phlegmatic ), Private ( phlegmatic/sanguine ) and Rico ( sanguine/choleric ).

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* FourTemperamentEnsemble: FourPhilosophyEnsemble:
** Skipper: TheCynic. Being constantly paranoid,
Skipper ( choleric/melancholic ), always sees the worst in others, as well as the worst possible scenario.
** Kowalski: The realistic. While more on the cynical side of the spectrum, Kowalski's goal is always to see the most realistic and rational side of things.
** Private: The optimistic. Kind to everyone and always sees the good side of others when his teammates don't.
** Rico: The apathetic. The oddball of the group, Rico doesn't really express himself that much and is more prone to just following Skipper's orders.
* FourTemperamentEnsemble:
** Skipper: Choleric/Melancholic. Always [[TheLeader takes the lead]], is strong willed, passionate, determined, hard working and confident, but also tends to be a bit of DrillSergeantNasty, stubborn, harsh, bossy, cynical, strict and prone to seeing the worst in other animals.
** Kowalski: Melancholic/Phlegmatic. Analytical, loyal, witty, more of a follower despite his higher position but also tends to see the worst in people and seems to be kind of insecure.
** Private: Phlegmatic/Sanguine. Cheerful, open minded, optimistic, forgiving, polite, compassionate, but tends to be gullible, overly idealistic and timid.
** Rico: Sanguine/Choleric. Energetic, passionate, unpredictable, quirky and eccentric TheBigGuy of the team, but also emotionally unstable, hyperactive, impulsive and kind of psychotic.
* GoodIsNotNice: They are openly heroic and have good intentions... even if they are usually [[HeroicComedicSociopath needlessly ruthless and have little concern for collateral damage]]. Only exception is Private, who fits the BewareOfTheNiceOnes trope more.
* InterspeciesRomance: Well, it IS a Madagascar tradition when you think about it...
** Skipper had a fling with a falcon named Kitka and has some ShipTease moments with Marlene, who is an otter.
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Kowalski ( melancholic/phlegmatic ), is in love with a dolphin named Doris.
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Private ( phlegmatic/sanguine ) and Rico ( sanguine/choleric ).once had a crush on a human nurse.
** Rico's... "girlfriend"... is a human doll named Miss Perky.



* ManChild: Mostly Private and Rico, who act more like teenagers at most than actual adults, but Kowalski is prone to throwing temper tantrums for stupidest things, and some of Skipper's thories can be... [[CloudcuckooLander questionable.]]
* NobleMaleRoguishMale: Skipper and Rico are more on the roguishish side while Kowalski and Private are on the noble side. That said, Skipper is more noble than Rico while Kowalski is a teensy-bit more roguish than Private.



* GoodIsNotNice: They are openly heroic and have good intentions... even if they are usually [[HeroicComedicSociopath needlessly ruthless and have little concern for collateral damage]].
19th Aug '17 5:33:21 AM Tambry161
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%%* DrivesLikeCrazy: Rico is usually the driver of the team, which can cause problems when he gets distracted.

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%%* * DrivesLikeCrazy: Rico is usually the driver of the team, which can cause problems when he gets distracted.



* VagueAge: While with other penguins you can at least be sure that they are adults, Private, being the youngest and most immature, can be seen as either a young teenager or just an immature adult.



%%* CloudCuckooLander

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%%* CloudCuckooLander* CloudCuckooLander: Mort doesn't seem to be in touch with reality often...



Incredibly intelligent chicken from Delaware

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Incredibly intelligent chicken from DelawareDelaware and Kowalski's rival, voiced by Audrey Wasilewski.
17th Aug '17 1:54:54 PM Tambry161
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* AmbiguouslyBi: All four had a female interest at some point in the show, but there are also some... [[HoYay scenes]]... that suggest they probably aren't completely straight.

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* AmbiguouslyBi: All four had a female love interest at some point in the show, but there are also some... [[HoYay scenes]]... that suggest they probably aren't completely straight.



* NerdsAreSexy: He's not shy on fans. You can blame his VA for that.

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* NerdsAreSexy: He's not shy on fans. You can blame his VA for that. Also, while he usually doesn't really count in-universe, there were two female characters in the show who seemed to be interested in him to some extent ( Blue Hen after he [[DistractedByTheSexy distracted her by dancing seductively]] and Doris in the last scene of the show, where it's implied they actually became a couple ), while Skipper and Rico had one ( Skipper had Kitka and Rico had Shelly ) and Private had none. That's kind of impressive for the socially awkward nerd of the group.
6th Aug '17 5:18:11 AM Tambry161
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* CloudCuckoolander: Every single one of them.
4th Aug '17 3:21:03 PM EfficaciousPantheress
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* DashingHispanic: Has a strong Spanish accent, and always acts charming and witty even when he's gloating about taking his revenge on his enemies by swallowing them one by one, regurgitating them and then swallowing them in reverse order

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* DashingHispanic: Has a strong Spanish accent, and always acts charming and witty even when he's gloating about taking his revenge on his enemies by swallowing them one by one, regurgitating them and then swallowing them in reverse orderorder.
* DeadpanSnarker: Savio, being FauxAffablyEvil rarely snarks, but he is capable of delivering biting comments.
-->'''Skipper:''' My, my, my. Someone looks ... plump!
-->'''Savio:''' As do you. But do I make wild accusations?



%%* FauxAffablyEvil
* HurricaneofPuns: Always makes constant food related puns when he's about to eat someone. {{Lampshade}}d by Savio himself, when Julien makes fun of one his lamer ones.

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%%* FauxAffablyEvil
* HurricaneofPuns: FauxAffablyEvil: Savio always speaks in an impeccably polite manner (aside from the occasional bit of snark) and rarely raises his voice, even when he gloats in detail about his plan for revenge.
* HurricaneOfPuns:
Always makes constant food related puns when he's about to eat someone. {{Lampshade}}d by Savio himself, when Julien makes fun of one his lamer ones.ones.
* GratuitousSpanish: He drops in some Spanish during 'The Terror Of Madagascar', saying: "Yo quiero ese appetizer!"



* MetronomicManMashing: Well, 'Snake Mashing', to be correct, but he is subjected to this at the end of 'The Big Squeeze at the hands of Burt.



* VileVillainSaccharineShow: Perhaps more so than Dr. Blowhole.

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* VileVillainSaccharineShow: Perhaps more so than Dr. Blowhole.Blowhole, given that the penguins were never able to defeat him by themselves and many of the zoo inhabitants being (understandably) scared stiff of him.
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